What is going on when someone (I assume just one person) suddenly goes through a bunch of my answers and upvotes all of them? For what purpose?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Also see this: electronics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7473/…. Anyway, the mods seem to be aware. \$\endgroup\$
    – Lundin
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 8:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ Looks like this is happening to many users these days ... \$\endgroup\$
    – Mitu Raj
    Commented Jun 10, 2021 at 12:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ Maybe they like your answers! What annoys me is somewhat different. I post a trivial answer to a trivial question and suddenly get loads of upvotes. I answer a difficult question and silence \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 21, 2021 at 11:04

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As a new user I sometimes did the same, when I saw a great answer by a user I was not yet familiar with. Chances are that the same user has written a lot of other great answers on similar topics, and reading them can be educational.

After a while it gets boring, and you tend to recognize most high-rep users. You also learn about serial down- and up-voting, and the bots/mods/machines searching for it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I occasionallyt look at a users answers and may upvote a number of them if worthwhile. Less likely with high rep users. Usually its because attention has been drawn to them which may indicate a closer look is a good idea. In my case it hasn't happened with you :-). \$\endgroup\$
    – Russell McMahon Mod
    Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 12:03

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